Data Error 511: Unique first name (spelling)

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Date: 1 May 2016
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04:18: Merrilyn (Howard) Hunter posted a message on the page for DBE 511. [Thank Merrilyn for this]
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Description of Warning - 511: Unique first name (spelling)

This WikiTree profile first name is unique in the database that could be an indication of misspelled name.

Content of info column: Empty.

Possible Causes

The unique spelling of the name may indicate a typo.

Action Steps

Check if all names are correct. If wrong correct the name and add sources as evidences for the spelling of the name if needed. Otherwise report it as False error.

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Technical Stuff

In case of multiple names, each name is checked as single name. It must appear at least 5 times, to be considered correct.

Here you can check name occurrences for any name https://wikitree.sdms.si/wikitree/ShowFirstNames.htm

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Issue patronymics

Open Issue What to do with patronymics...

We have found a lot of profiles with patronymics that add the patronymics to the First name field ==> they get a 511 error. Is this correct or not?!?!?

Sälgö-1 04:06, 3 June 2016 (EDT) I think we should try to agree what to do with patronymics inside WikiTree.... I will start a G2G discussion on the suject plus its discussed in the Facebook Wikitree Swedish group link.

One approach is that we agree on how it should be done and we get a new error defined in this project that marks profile not following the rules with a unique error...

See also:

Example how a person with father Anders get patronymic Andersson and then later in life get Sälgö...

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On 11 Feb 2019 at 04:18 GMT Merrilyn (Howard) Hunter wrote:

False error, Todd Gaston Boyance this is how his name is spelt. id no 7751

Hutchings 687 false error this is how Grace Henrietta Radiance Hutchings name is spelt. false error Thomas Vaspar Sullivan this is how his name and information is spelt 8401 Howard 11715

On 25 Oct 2018 at 22:07 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:

Clyde haire is family this is how is last name is spelled

On 11 Oct 2018 at 01:18 GMT Mal Evans wrote:

false Error: Tawe, is indeed my grandfathers middle name. It is is the name of the river that flows in to Swansea; Swansea in Welsh is Abertawe (Mouth of the river Tawe) pronounced [abɛrˈtawɛ]).

On 4 Oct 2018 at 23:41 GMT Mark Regulski wrote:

false error. this is the spelling from her baptism record.

On 25 Jul 2018 at 22:49 GMT Bazza Curtis wrote:

My proper name is Barry. I am called Bazza by preference and by friends.

On 23 Jul 2018 at 14:46 GMT Maurice Allison Jr wrote:

False error. This is how my grandfather spelled his name, as he was named by his parents.

On 11 Jul 2018 at 06:07 GMT Jeniphr Grant wrote:

False Error. The spelling of my first name was legally changed in 1982 to the current unique spelling of 'Jeniphr.' This was done to allow me to validate the spelling I had used for years on future legal documents, and to isolate myself from others of the same name in credit reporting.

On 25 May 2018 at 22:07 GMT Tammara George wrote:

False error, this is how my mother spells her name.

On 21 Apr 2018 at 17:37 GMT William Foster Jr wrote:

This page says unique spelling of *First* name, but error appears to occur on other than first name. Can we get the error split up into, separate, first, middle, and nickname errors since sometimes it is unclear which name it is complaining about when more than one is unusual.

On 6 Apr 2018 at 00:50 GMT Dew Winegarner wrote:

False Error. Memerie was indeed her the correct spelling of her given name according to her birth certificate. This was my mother. "Mem" was her short name.

She said that her father had heard it somewhere (he was a traveling salesman) and I believe it was the name of the daughter of a client he had.

There are only couple of living Memeries in the United states, one was a famous pin-up model. It's very rare.

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